Also Called :

Helmet Creamers, Helmet Pitchers

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Early to mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$250.-$450.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

3 7/8″ wide x 7 1/8″ long (including spout & handle) x 4 3/8″ high (top of handle)

3 7/8″ wide x 6 7/8″ long (including spout & handle) x 4 1/4″ high (top of handle)

Weight :

Left to Right:

1 lb. 1 oz.———–14 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Rght:

1965

1990

Availability :

 

Description:  The shape of the Helmet cream pitchers are derived from early silver forms. The helmet creamer has a small pouring lip, a bamboo like handle and a pedestal base. At the top of the side decoration is the usual Canton scene of tea house and bridge. Below that are molded ribs painted blue that might represent leaves. Next are 4 swastika like symbols around the base and finally the rain cloud border. The bottoms are glazed. Note: We have been told that if you turn a Helmet pitcher upside down and place it on the edge of a table, it may also serve as a candle holder!

The dimensions are always about the same. We have never seen substantially larger or smaller examples. They are scarce but not rare.

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